Jersey are now leaving mainland UK behind, where only specialist doctors are able to prescribe cannabis-derived medications.
Professor Barnes said:
“I cannot see a logic in restricting prescriptions to hospital consultants,”
It seems although residents of Jersey will still have to go through a GP to obtain medical cannabis; there has not been any indication whether they will be allowed to grow their own medical cannabis at home.
Jersey are a step further than mainland UK in medical cannabis reform. Their new laws, which come into force by the 28th of February 2019, allow GPs to prescribe actual cannabis, along with cannabis derived medications such as epidiolex, nabilone and sativex. Whereas in mainland UK, only specialist consultants are able to prescribe cannabis-derived medicines, not actual cannabis.
Deputy Montfort Tadier said on the matter: “We seem to have a states assembly that’s relatively open minded…it’s a positive step for the island and it means we’re leading the way in the British Isles on this subject.”
If only mainland UK politicians were more open minded!
SO…. who’s now thinking on moving to Jersey?